FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, the SEC logo is displayed on the field ahead of the Southeastern Conference championship football game between Alabama and Missouri in Atlanta. The Southeastern Conference will play only league games in 2020 to deal with potential COVID-19 disruptions, a decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed regular season in which none of the power conferences cross paths(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

SEC Releases 2023 Football Schedule

The SEC unveiled next year’s football schedule for all 14 teams Tuesday.

The Florida Gators will open the 2023 season at Utah before they return to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for their home opener against McNeese State. The Gators will once again play three home contests in the first four weeks of the season. Florida will host only three conference games with four away games and one neutral-site matchup on its SEC schedule.

In week three, Florida will welcome the Tennessee Volunteers as the SEC-East rivals kick off conference action.

Week four will feature five SEC matchups, but Florida will cap off its home stand versus Charlotte. The Gators will travel to Lexington in week five where it will look to snap a two-game losing streak against SEC-East foe Kentucky.

In week six, the Gators will return to Gainesville to face Vanderbilt before they go back on the road to Columbia, South Carolina, to take on the Gamecocks. Week seven will feature one cross-divisional matchup as Jimbo Fisher’s Texas A&M Aggies head to Knoxville, Tennessee, to play the Vols.

Following a week-eight bye, Florida will trek to Jacksonville for its annual, neutral-site, rivalry game against Georgia. The Bulldogs have prevailed in four of the past five meetings.

The Gators will return to the swamp for a week-10 matchup against Arkansas before they head west to Baton Rouge to face cross-division rival LSU. Florida has drooped five of its last six games at Death Valley dating back to 2011.

The other week-11, cross-divisional matchups include Georgia versus Ole Miss and Kentucky versus Alabama.

Florida will remain out west to wrap up its SEC schedule against the Missouri Tigers ahead of rivalry weekend.

In the final week of the regular season, the Gators will return to the Sunshine State to play in-state rival Florida State at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The Seminoles haven’t defeated the Gators since 2017.

The Egg Bowl between rivals Ole Miss and Mississippi State is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day in Starkville.

The SEC Championship will be hosted at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Dec. 2.

The future additions of Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC will not effect the 2023 football season.

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